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Downtowns ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Downtowns Surf Guide

Downtowns in Sumbawa is a fairly exposed reef break that has quite consistent surf. May-Oct (Dry Season) is the best time of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the east. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. There are left and right breaking reefs. Best around high tide. Sometimes crowded. Rocks are a hazard.

Downtowns Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Downtowns:

The best conditions reported for surf at Downtowns occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Downtowns (for consistent clean waves)?

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Downtowns with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 97% of the time in August while 1% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
97%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
1%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
2%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Downtowns Location Map

Interactive Downtowns surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Downtowns is Selaparang (Mataram) Airport (AMI) in Indonesia, which is 81 km (50 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Downtowns is Sumbawa Besar Airport (SWG), also in Indonesia, 81 km (50 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Downtowns Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 6 March 2021, 22:47 Local Time
SatSunday 07
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 1.2
WSW
1.2
WSW
1.2
WSW
1.1
WSW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 0
NNE 5
NNE 0
E 0
N
Wind State glass glass glass glass

Swell History at Downtowns

Surf stats for Downtowns, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Downtowns

Wind stats for Downtowns, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Downtowns. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    6km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    8km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: consistent
    11km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: very consistent
    16km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Downtowns: